South Whittier School District parents are participating in the Latino Literacy Project Program called Family Stories Tuesdays through Thursdays at different schools across the district to develop language skills and to establish a family reading routine.
Family Stories is a bilingual 10 week, weekly event that takes place. Every week parents attend they are given a book that is written in both Spanish and English. They practice reading the book out loud in both languages and are encouraged to take the book home and read with their family.
Each week they come back they discuss the book, it’s lessons, and what their child thought about the book and are given a new book to take home.
This program is an opportunity for parents to engage with their children and to help develop strong language skills. It also gives parents opportunities to connect with their child’s school and engage with other parents and families.
As a part of the program families are also creating a family album with photos and a family tree.
McKibben, Carmela, Lake Marie, and Monte Vista are all currently hosting the program.
To learn more about Family Stories and how you can get involved, please contact your school’s Community Liaison.